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 2020-03-18, 07:17 #1 Belphegor   Mar 2020 22 Posts How to run PRP test Hi, I am new to this. I have downloaded mprime command line version on my mac (10.15.2 Catalina), as the other program Prime95 would not open despite repeated attempts and following instructions found dug out of various threads. I have successfully run 4 C-LL's. I want to run a PRP test but I cannot find instructions on how to. Could I please have a VERY simple step-by-step guide on how to run it? Best wishes, Belphegor..
 2020-03-18, 14:31 #2 phillipsjk   Nov 2019 358 Posts Do you have a specific number you want to test, or are you expecting to be assigned PRP work? OK, I think I see what OP was complaining about; no PRP option ('Advanced/Test' appears to be a LL test): Code:  Main Menu 1. Test/Primenet 2. Test/Worker threads 3. Test/Status 4. Test/Stop 5. Test/Exit 6. Advanced/Test 7. Advanced/Time 8. Advanced/P-1 9. Advanced/ECM 10. Advanced/Manual Communication 11. Advanced/Unreserve Exponent 12. Advanced/Quit Gimps 13. Options/CPU 14. Options/Preferences 15. Options/Torture Test 16. Options/Benchmark 17. Help/About 18. Help/About PrimeNet Server You may have to look up how to manually edit the worktodo.txt
 2020-03-18, 14:48 #3 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 7×1,171 Posts You have to select work type through #2 (Test/Worker threads) I don't do the command line version, but that is where the settings are in the GUI version. The values for the work type get stored in the local.txt file. Look for the SrvrPO1 value under the [Worker #] entry. Last fiddled with by Uncwilly on 2020-03-18 at 14:50
 2020-03-18, 15:01 #4 Uncwilly 6809 > 6502     """"""""""""""""""" Aug 2003 101×103 Posts 819710 Posts I just looked and the date for command line version is 2015. That is prior to PRP being added for First Time Checks. Looks like you are out of luck doing PRP's. LL's are still welcome. And almost all of the DC's needed are LL's.
2020-03-18, 15:42   #5
kriesel

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Belphegor I have successfully run 4 C-LL's. I want to run a PRP test but I cannot find instructions on how to.
Do you have a gpu?

 2020-03-22, 06:19 #6 Belphegor   Mar 2020 22 Posts Thanks for the information. Most of it went over my head, but the take home message appeared to be that if you have a Mac computer, you cannot run PRP tests. Is this true? Best, Brendan PS Sorry, I don't have a GPU.
2020-03-22, 12:52   #7
S485122

Sep 2006
Brussels, Belgium

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Quote:
 Originally Posted by Uncwilly I just looked and the date for command line version is 2015. That is prior to PRP being added for First Time Checks. Looks like you are out of luck doing PRP's. LL's are still welcome. And almost all of the DC's needed are LL's.
? On ftp://mersenne.org/gimps/ there is the file

2020-03-19 04:52:00 p95v298b7.MacOSX.noGUI.tar.gz

Obviously you did not look very thoroughly ;-)
Quote:
 Originally Posted by kriesel Do you have a gpu?
Not relevant in view of the questions the OP posted, he is lost and you add complication ;-)
Quote:
 Originally Posted by Belphegor Thanks for the information. Most of it went over my head, but the take home message appeared to be that if you have a Mac computer, you cannot run PRP tests. Is this true? Best, Brendan PS Sorry, I don't have a GPU.
You have several way to do PRP on your MAC :

- use the option 2, respond by enter to leave the values as they are until you reach the question about the work type. There are three options to get PRP assignments. This is the easiest way of doing what you want.

- set you work type through the "Account/Team Info" / "My Account" / "CPUs" page on the GIMPS site.

- more "complicated", get manual assignments from the GIMPS site, and paste them in your worktodo.twt file. I would not recommand this if you are unsure.

Be aware that mprime will periodically do some doublechecks to verify the reliability of your system unless you fiddle with some options. (I would not recommand to do that.)

Jacob

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2020-03-22, 16:22   #8
Prime95
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Quote:
 Originally Posted by S485122 2020-03-19 04:52:00 p95v298b7.MacOSX.noGUI.tar.gz Obviously you did not look very thoroughly
Do note that version was uploaded the day after the original post.

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